7 Things to Know About the 2015 Lubbers Cup

The Don Lubbers Cup Regatta, named after former Grand Valley State University President and rowing supporter, Arend D. (Don) Lubbers, features hundreds of athlete participants and some of the top rowing teams from all over the Midwest. Since its origin in 1995, the Lubbers Cup Regatta has grown to an event that attracts over 500 student athletes to Spring Lake to kick off the regatta season. This year’s event takes place April 10th – 12th at the Spring Lake Yacht Club along the water’s edge of Spring Lake. 

Our guest blogger is the Lubbers Cup event planning intern, Kristin Krause, and below she shares the top seven things you should know about this year’s event.

1) FREE Community Learn to Row Event

Come one! Come all! Experience what it is like to row, with the instruction of the Grand Valley State University Rowing coaches. If you are staying home from Spring Break this would be a great event to bring the kids to. Please dress according, life jackets will be provided if requested. This event will take place on Friday April 10th from 4-7pm at the Spring Lake Yacht Club.

Lubbers Cup Spring Lake Michigan

2) Show Your School Pride for a Chance to Support Your Team

If you are a Spring Lake resident and you live on the lake, please remember to fly your flags and encourage your neighbors to do so as well! The following team flags are qualified to participate: Grand Valley State University, Northwestern University, Notre Dame University, Eastern Michigan University, Drake University, Michigan State University, Purdue University, Robert Morris University, University of Cincinnati, University of Illinois and the University of Michigan. The college that has the most flags flying will get a donation of $500 to their rowing program.

3) Free Event Shuttle

Please note if you are coming out to watch the races on Saturday April 11th and Sunday April 12th there will be no parking at the Spring Lake Yacht Club. Parking will be available at Johnston Boiler and Keenan Marina, both on the right hand side of Pine St. in Spring Lake. There will have a free-of-charge looping Harbor Transit shuttle that will be transporting from both of those parking locations, down to the Yacht Club.

4) We’re  Here to Help!

Stop by the Hospitality Tent when you arrive at the regatta to get some local community information, and chat with a representative from Hello West Michigan to hear the latest and greatest about our beautiful communities.

Lubbers Cup Spring Lake Michigan

5) Mingle with GVSU Alumni

Are you a Grand Valley State University Alumni? Be on the lookout for some GVSU celebrities – these people love and support the university and are proud Lakers for a Lifetime!

6) How You Can Support the 2015 Lubbers Cup

The Lubbers Cup regatta has apparel for sale! If you would like to purchase a Lubbers Cup ball cap for $15, a long sleeve shirt for $25, or a sweatshirt for $35 contact lubberscupregatta@gmail.com or head on down to view the races on Saturday April 11th (8am-6pm) or Sunday April 12th (8am-12pm) and visit our Hospitality Tent.

7) Volunteer for the 2015 Lubbers Cup

Are you feeling like spring is itching you to do something to help your community? We have plenty of volunteer opportunities available! Email lubberscupregatta@gmail.com for more information, or you can call the Chamber office at 616.842.4910.

For a complete schedule and details about this year’s Lubber’s Cup Regatta, be sure to visit LubbersCup.com and ‘Like’ the event on Facebook!

{Guest Blogger Bio – Kristin Krause}
Kristin Krause is currently the Lubbers Cup Event Planning Intern with the Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg Chamber of Commerce. As a Hospitality & Tourism Management major at Grand Valley State University, she is emphasising in Event Planning as well as pursuing a Business minor. Kristin graduated from Grand Haven High School in 2009 and enjoys gaining real life event planning experience in the community that she grew up in and loves. After graduating from GVSU, she hopes to start her full-time career in the Grand Haven area.

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